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About Hitching Post II

Here, on the Central Coast of California, BBQ has always meant grilling over an open fire of red oak, a style of cooking that is native to our area and goes back to the days of the Spanish Rancheros. By combining the old and the new, we have created an exciting cuisine with outstanding steaks, ribs and chicken, along with fresh fish and seafood and vegetarian options. We also create our own (world class) wines for sale in the restaurant and to the public. Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Wines have garnered an excellent reputation. Try them here or purchase on our website for your enjoyment at home.

Now featuring Hitching Post Burgers in the HP Sidebar Mondays - Wednesdays! Oak-grilled 1/2 pound ground sirloin on homemade cheese bun with our famous french fries for just $12.

406 E. Hwy 246
Buellton, CA 93427
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday - Sunday, 4:00pm - 9:30pm. Join us for Hitching Post Wine Tasting: Monday - Friday 4-6 p.m. & Saturday/Sunday 3-5 p.m. We're open every night for dinner except for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day.

Cross Street:
Thumbelina

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 688-0676

Website:
http://www.hitchingpost2.com/

Catering:
We bring our oakwood grill to you with a crew to serve traditional "Santa Maria Style BBQ" or elegant multi course meals with great Santa Barbara wines.

Executive Chef:
Frank Ostini

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Steak Sandwich Night in the Sidebar!

Special valid Nov 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Burger Night at The Hitching Post

Mondays - Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Steak Sandwich Night in the Sidebar!

Special valid Nov 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Try an Oak Grilled Hitching Post Steak Sandwich with Double Fried French Fries for just $16.95 on Tuesday nights at the Hitching Post. Drop in and check it out!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Served only in the Hitching Post Bar and adjacent lounge. Special valid Nov 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Burger Night at The Hitching Post

Mondays - Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Drop in and experience our sensational Oak Grilled Hamburgers and Famous French Fries. Served in the bar and adjacent lounge Mon-Wed for only $12!. Try it with Brad's Bacon or avocado (supplement). Excludes Tax and Tip. Served in the Hitching Post 'Sidebar' and lounge only. Special valid Nov 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 on Mondays - Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

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Hitching Post II Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Notable Wine List (46)
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Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Authentic (40)
Comfort Food (36)
Bar Seating (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Casual (30)
Fun (29)
Local Ingredients (27)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Cozy (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful food. Great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food great service!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I absolutely love the Hitching Post II. It is one of my favorite places to go when visiting the area. The service is always great and the food is on point at any given time. They cooked all of our steaks perfectly!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal at one of my favorite places to eat :)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

BEST. STEAK. EVER. And I have had some great steaks: Morton's, Mastro's, Ocean Prime, Michael Mina's, etc., but this one was at the top. I had the New York, my friend had the Ribeye, wife had the Rack of Lamb and her buddy had the Prawns. All were cooked and served perfectly, Bonus - the fries are to die for and the bread pudding in sinful. YUM!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Got into Buellton a little earlier than planned, so we started with the Pinot Noir tasting at the bar. Wine was fine but did not compare to what we enjoyed in Paso Robles earlier in the day. Three steaks for the four of us - a petite filet, ribeye, and rib chop (split) - all cooked as ordered. I was pleasantly surprised by the the suggestion to use salsa as steak sauce... nice! Ambiance was as advertised on Yelp and Open Table. Saw the cast pictures from Sideways. Everything was okay, probably will not return.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The atmosphere was rustic with a western flair. The wait staff were very friendly and wanted us to be happy with our experience. Oak grilled meats are awesome! If you like steak and game, this is your place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

There was 13 of us, and we were well taken care of. 😃🎉

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very enjoyable early birthday celebration for a dear friend. Excellent service & delicious hot food. The birthday girl really enjoyed herself & the candle ice cream as other patrons & I sang happy bday to her. We will be back....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

one of the best steaks I've every had. We split the bone-in prime rib angus cut. Extra charge of $6 so that spouse could also have a potato and salad. Great value. Only complaint is lettuce was wilted and a bit warm on the salad

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience. Great service.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always had a awesome dinner and great HP wine! Seated right before our reservation.
Service was great, food very timely. Had the grilled artichoke appetizer sooo good!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love coming here, great steaks! My wife and I also love the wines.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Cannot beat this restaurant for the steaks! Always cooked just the way you order. The flat iron is extra special and the roasted garlic starter is fantastic. The only negative is the noise. It is very loud to the point of making conversation difficult. Nevertheless, this place is a find, especially if you are a carnivore!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great steaks. The whole meal was delicious. The pecan brownie with ice cream was delicious too. It can be a little noisy though. Worth the drive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

SO we had the "table with the view." This was both good and bad. We could see the incredible comradery at the restaurant. They're doing something right! There was not even a bit of stress behind that window. The food was great. The bad? We could see every bit of our food being soaked in A LOT of butter. This is not in any shape of the imagination a healthy meal. But delicious! Genevieve was fantastic. Made our meal even better.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Most tender filet mignon we've ever had. Fork-tender and melts in your mouth.
Reservation was for 8pm, confirmed by opentable's email. Restaurant had us down at 8:15 and we weren't even seated then. Service was only ok and the restaurant is very loud on a Saturday night. Amazing food, though.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service and quaint atmosphere. It was very easy for our party of 8 to hear each other which made for a nice dinner. Unfortunately we didn't think the food was off the charts as we had expected. The ones who ordered flat iron steak were fairly pleased. There were several of us who ordered the filet and agreed we wouldn't order it again. It just wasn't good and for the price we expected better.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Stopped by for a grilled artichoke and some Pinot Noir and wound up staying for dinner. Some of the best wine in the area, and, without the attitude or prices. Great steak, oak grilled is a nice treat for those of us used to cedar smoke. Too full for desert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Hitching Post always delivers. You will get way more food than you can eat, but it will be the high quality food your body craves. The service is always stellar as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quality meat, cooked just right. We stop by every year on our way down the 101 to visit friends. It's become a tradition and we always look forward to it. Cozy environment and great service, too. Highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Ofcourse Sideways was the main reason to visit the place 😊.

Everything felt more or less like eating at your local restaurant. Very warm and cosy.

One of the best flat iron steaks in my life. So tender and moist.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

meal was very good, definitely worth the drive and will stop by again if I have the chance.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great bone in prime rib eye. Enough for two to share. Nice local wine Pinichio Cabernet. Friendly wait staff and manager. Sat in middle of dining room and it was noisy. Need to install noise dampening system. Low ceiling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our Dinner reservation got lost but I had the confirmation on my phone and they had seen it earlier in the day in their reservation list. They sat us right away which I thought was awesome. Dinner was excellent. Service was great as well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We drove out to Solvang from The South Bay of Los Angeles, the Husband loved the Quail
He wished he ordered more!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Steaks are cooked I've Red Oak- perfect smoky goodness

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went here for our 5th wedding anniversary and it was as good as ever! We try to come here annually.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great service and excellent steaks. Some seating allows you to watch the chef working st the grill.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I have lived in Buellton for more than 30 years. We have not been to the Hitching Post for 15 years, since we had a "bad" experience the last time. Waitress was efficient but unfriendly and actually a bit rude. That left us not wanting to return.

We were pleasantly surprised that we had good service, a friendly and competent waitress and the usual outstanding food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I wrote a review yesterday, but sent it someplace I think. The Hitching Post has been our families Celebration place for decades. We went for our anniversary . I was so disappointed.
It almost needed a under new management sign.
The food was average.
Far less than the food I expect from Hitching Post.
I am so sad.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was top notch and our waitress was a delight. We chose two entrees from their daily specials, flat iron steak and ono. Both were delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy
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 (東京)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A bit expensive

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great steakhouse in Buellton California Santa Rita Hills wine country. Share the perfectly cooked super sized rib eye. And of course paired with their own label Pinot Noir Julia. Ask to sit in the room with the window into the kitchen. A fun unpretentious dining experience.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Was very nice comfortable place to eat. The steaks cooked on a wood fired grill were very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place for a steak!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have had steak, pork ribs and fish here on various occasions. Everything has been cooked to perfection and tasted wonderful. Tonight we tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox cake for dessert. OMG. Fabulous!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Have wanted to try Hitching Post II since Sideways but we are never in Buellton at dinner time and they aren’t open for lunch. We weren’t disappointed. The steak was excellent and my husband loved the duck. We tried the bbq mushrooms and they were great with a wonderful sauce. Good wine too. And great ambience just like the movie.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Visited Hitching Post to follow locations from the movie. Found a great restaurant with tasty food and lovely wines. Friendly staff and a warm ambience. We loved every bit of it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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